Division of Calwell
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||265 km2 (102.3 sq mi)|
Calwell has been a safe Labor seat since it was first contested. The seat's first MP elected in 1984 was Andrew Theophanous. After failing to retain Labor preselection due to issues of criminality, Theophanous unsuccessfully contested the 2001 election as an Independent, polling 9.6% of the vote. The current Member for Calwell, since the 2001 federal election, is Maria Vamvakinou, a member of the Australian Labor Party.
At the 2011 Census, Calwell had the nation's most stable population, with only 25.6% of residents having moved in the last five years. The electorate had the nation's third highest proportion of Catholics (38.5%) and the third highest proportion of residents of Islamic faith (16.8%), the highest in Victoria.
The division is located in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 265 square kilometres (102 sq mi) from Kalkallo in the north to Keilor Park in the south and from Oaklands Junction in the west to Somerton in the east. Localities include Attwood, Broadmeadows, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Dallas, Gladstone Park, Greenvale, Jacana, Keilor Park, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, Upfield, Westmeadows and Yuroke; as well as part of Fawkner, Keilor, Oaklands Junction and Tullamarine.
|Labor||1 December 1984 –
18 April 2000
|Previously held the Division of Burke. Lost seat|
|Independent||18 April 2000 –|
10 November 2001
|Labor||10 November 2001 –
|Victorian Socialists||Jerome Small||3,984||4.56||+4.56|
|United Australia||Prakul Chhabra||3,037||3.47||+3.47|
|Conservative National||Adam Vail||1,771||2.03||+2.03|
|Socialist Equality||Peter Byrne||823||0.94||+0.94|
|Total formal votes||87,452||90.78||−2.34|
- Green, Antony (11 October 2013). "Federal election 2013: Calwell results". Australia Votes. Australia: ABC. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- "Profile of the electoral division of Calwell (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Calwell, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.